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  • Morocco observation satellite launched

    Morocco’s first Earth observation satellite was successfully launched from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana by a Vega rocket on 7 November, Arianspace announced. Weighing 1,110 kg, the Mohammed IV satellite and supporting systems was made by Airbus and Thales Alenia Space. It is

  • CAE sees cyber security as simulation, training opportunity

    Key Points A CAE executive sees governments and organisations increasing investment in cyber training The company is relatively satisfied with its current established markets CAE Inc sees simulation and training opportunity in cyber security, according to an executive. Joe Armstrong,

  • China’s CETC readies long-range air defence radars for export

    State-owned electronics and radar systems developer China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) is taking aim at Asia-Pacific and Middle East countries, which have traditionally relied on Western and Russian radars, with its latest long-range air surveillance and early warning systems,

  • China’s CETC details latest SLC-2E weapon locating radar

    State-owned electronics and radar systems developer China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has completed development of an updated variant of its S-band phased array SLC-2 weapon locating radar (WLR) system and is in advanced discussions with a number of potential export customers in

  • Iran unveils mobile coastal radar

    Iran unveiled what was described as an advanced maritime radar called the Afagh that was developed by the Ministry of Defence’s Iran Electronics Industries on 30 October. The Afagh was displayed mounted on a truck during a visit by Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the new defence minister.

  • Raytheon awarded USD1.5 billion SBX radar contract

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems a USD1.5 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity follow-on contract with cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee line items to provide operations and sustainment (O&S) support for the Army Navy

  • BAE Systems looks to harness electromagnetic spectrum for enhanced sensing

    BAE Systems is ‘borrowing from nature’ to develop advanced concepts in the electromagnetic spectrum, according to Professor Nick Colosimo, the company’s Principal Technologist in Disruptive Technologies. Speaking at the IQPC Disruptive Technologies in Defence Conference on 25

  • Digitech launches C-UAV systems

    The Qingdao-based Digitech Info Technology (Digitech) unveiled its JAM family of indigenously developed counter unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) systems at the latest Ocean Sciences and Technology Exhibition. The range comprises the vehicle-mounted JAM-1000, the manportable JAM-2000, and the static

  • US Army begins the hunt to replace its Patriot radar system

    The US Department of Defense (DoD) has begun the initial effort towards finding a surveillance radar for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense (LTAMD) sensor capability. A key objective of the LTAMDS acquisition programme is to upgrade or replace the current Phased Array Tracking Radar to

  • BAE Systems develops cyber threat detection for military aircraft

    BAE Systems is expanding its aircraft threat detection capabilities to go beyond kinetic threats into the cyber realm, developing new capabilities including systems analysis, reverse engineering, and intrusion detection, in order to defend aircraft from cyber attacks. In particular, the company is

  • NATO urged to rapidly absorb AI into its command and control

    NATO advisers and industry are urging the allies to rapidly absorb artificial intelligence software into their militaries’ observe, orient, decide, act (OODA) loop or risk seeing the latter collapse in the face of adversaries’ increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence

  • Virideon unveils air-transportable Li-ion power cell

    Virideon has developed the Virideon Intelligent Power/Energy Router (VIP/ER) to overcome restrictions imposed in 2016, which discourage transport of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries by air. The new regulations classify Li-ion batteries as Class 9 hazardous cargo, restricting their carriage as air

  • Beeper upgrades cellular bonder

    Israel's Beeper has developed a system for combining different cellular networks to provide greater capacity and data throughput, and showcased its latest version at Association of the US Army 2017 in Washington, DC. The IE-5000 provides a secure software-defined wide area network bonding router

  • General Dynamics launches new Fortress gateway

    General Dynamic Mission Systems (GDMS) has developed a new wireless gateway as part of its Fortress wireless product line. The Fortress wireless gateway provides internet protocol (IP) connectivity and roaming between Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and wireless mesh networks. It includes an Intel-based

  • USN selects Harris’s newest WBHF radio for SATCOM backup

    Harris Corporation has developed a new high-frequency (HF) radio that is partially intended to mitigate against a loss in satellite communications (SATCOM). According to Harris, “The AN/PRC-160 is the only standalone solution beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications in absence of SATCOM,

  • General Dynamics enhances WIN-T with Next Gen PoP

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has completed work to incorporate its Next Generation Point of Presence (Next Gen PoP) enhancement to the Warfighter Information Net-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 (Inc 2). The Next Gen PoP effort was first announced in 2016 and significantly reduces the size,

  • Rockwell Collins to provide eight new DTCS simulators for ADF

    Rockwell Collins Australia has been awarded an AUD40 million (USD31.3 million) contract to provide eight new Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS) simulators to improve the battlefield training of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. Australian Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne

  • ADEX 2017: Rafael offers South Korea laser from Drone Dome counter-UAV system

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is offering to integrate the laser ‘kill’ system it has developed for its Drone Dome counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (C-UAV) system onto South Korea’s own domestically built solution. Speaking to Jane’s at the Seoul International Aerospace and

  • AFRL researches ultra-compact antenna technology

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has disclosed details of research into a new generation of ultra-compact antennas that could mark a breakthrough in the miniaturisation of military and commercial communication systems. AFRL researchers have exploited new material technologies to reduce

  • AUSA 2017: US Army to get mobile Patriot C2 system by end of 2017

    Raytheon will deliver the first of five mobile Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) battalion command-and-control (C2) units to the US Army by 1 December, with the remaining systems to be provided by the end of 2017. The Dismounted Patriot C2 system is packed into seven transit cases

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